Religion and Irreligion in Everyday Postwar Life
This pioneering look at secularism in the postwar Pacific Northwest looks at how the region’s non-religious inhabitants consciously rejected the trappings of organized religion and set out on their own spiritual – or non-spiritual – paths.
Tourism and the Rise of the Living History Museum in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada
This fascinating look at Canada’s living history museums – pioneer villages and old forts where actors recreate the past – shows how they reveal as much about Canadian post-war interests as they do about settler history.
Colonial Relations, Humanitarian Discourses, and the Imperial Press
A fascinating look at how humanitarian language was used by the colonial press in New Zealand and on Vancouver Island to justify ongoing settler expansion while allaying fears of Indigenous resistance.
A Political Memoir
In this fiercely intelligent memoir, Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey through a period of upheaval in global and domestic politics, arguing that global institutions based on international law offer the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.
Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada
Fragile Settlements compares the historical processes through which British colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in southwest Australia and prairie Canada from the 1830s to the early twentieth century.
Constructing Historical Consciousness
This vibrant examination of the museum’s role as contemporary narrator of our past reveals that our perceptions of history and ourselves are shaped as much by how a museum presents information as by what information it presents.
The Rise and Fall of the Canada-UK Grain Trade
By tracing the rise and controversial fall of the Canadian Wheat Board, Magnan reveals how trade, international relations, and food politics have influenced the grain industry in prairie Canada, the UK, and around the world.
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